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The_Veg
07-31-2007, 12:39 AM
OK so now I have to accessorise the new bike. Some hard-bags are high on the priority list. Who likes which bags and why?

PAULBACH
07-31-2007, 12:53 AM
07 R1200GS Vario Cases & mnt. brackets
As new set of BMW Vario side cases for GS. Excellent condtion complete with BMW mounting brackets and hardware. These bags have had very little use, you won't be disappointed. $750 for cases, brackets and hardware, you pay shipping. See attached photos.
Price: $750
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
See more at http://www1.snapfish.com/thumbnailshare/AlbumID=172785286/a=76823800_76823800/t_=76823800

Also saw these at rally - Pelican (http://adventure-motorcycle.com/store/?name=Catalog&mode=i&item=000065) - seemed very tough

cmartin
07-31-2007, 05:00 PM
I have the Vario BMW bags because they were on the bike when I bought it. I much perfer the Jesse bags that were on the 1150Adv that I sold my Brother.

You can get Jesse bags from the scratch and dent sale on Jesse's website for$895.00 with all hardware. His webpage indicates he has black, grey, and silver for the 1200.

http://www.jesseluggage.com/specials.html

kbasa
07-31-2007, 05:11 PM
Happy with the factory bags. They're plenty large and I like the vario feature since I live where lane splitting is allowed.

If you take the rear seat and rack off, you have a huge, flat spot to pile your junk.

burnszilla
07-31-2007, 06:08 PM
After much research I went with Micatech. www.micatech.net
Side opening is important when putting a duffel bag on top. Mounts fit style of the bike. Can carry lots of my wife's clothing. Strong yet light. Won't fall off while on rough roads. Black. 108 litre capacity total. Great customer service.
PS.. Lots more info in the GSpot!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/394822956_e6bdb81564.jpg

HODAG
07-31-2007, 06:14 PM
jesse scratch and dent

mika
07-31-2007, 06:19 PM
Talked with Micatech about building bags for the Roadster. I was very impressed with the thought that went into the orignal design and the improvements made resulting in the current bags. If the customer service is a fraction of the service that I received in my discussion about developing a new application...WOW.

downhillhunter
07-31-2007, 06:45 PM
I was lucky enough to get a set of Jesse's new Odyssey (Safari bags, I thought I had made that edit change, but I guess not) bags.

WOW!

Lots of room. One bag will hold more than both of my old City Cases.

My flip up helmet even fits in it!

And it's not wider that the other cases.

Very well made. Great latches and when I open them, my stuff doesn't fall onto the ground.

I now have a 1/2 ton - 1200GS!

A little more money, but well, well, worth it IMHO.

Check 'em out at:

http://www.jesseluggage.com/r1200gs.html


Downhill Hunter

superstamper
07-31-2007, 07:29 PM
I have a set of the new Jesse Safari bags on order for mine. I've allways heard good things about Jesse bags but didn't like the looks of them. Their new Safari bags look really sweet. I just hope they arrive soon. Check out their web site.

GSWayne
08-01-2007, 04:11 PM
I am another fan of the Micatech bags. I had Jesse bags on my F650 and also have a BMW Vario topcase, and I prefer the Micatech to either the BMW or Jesse designs, though I have not looked at the new Jesse designs. For two-up travel, the extra room in the Micatech bags is very useful.

pgods
08-01-2007, 05:51 PM
After much research I went with Micatech. www.micatech.net
Side opening is important when putting a duffel bag on top. Mounts fit style of the bike. Can carry lots of my wife's clothing. Strong yet light. Won't fall off while on rough roads. Black. 108 litre capacity total. Great customer service.
PS.. Lots more info in the GSpot!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/394822956_e6bdb81564.jpg

Yo ... girlfriend's got some serious booty! Come on baby ... gitty up!

110593
08-01-2007, 06:13 PM
I just got them. They are light and so easy to take off and on. And things don't fall out. If you want to best. Joe:blah

easy
08-01-2007, 06:17 PM
After much research I went with Micatech. www.micatech.net
Side opening is important when putting a duffel bag on top. Mounts fit style of the bike. Can carry lots of my wife's clothing. Strong yet light. Won't fall off while on rough roads. Black. 108 litre capacity total. Great customer service.
PS.. Lots more info in the GSpot!
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/149/394822956_e6bdb81564.jpg

I don't have that much room in the trunk of my car!

Easy :german

GSSteve
08-13-2007, 12:14 AM
I also love my Micatech's. I have had a set on my 1150 GS Adv for about a year and I have no complaints at all. They have held water tight in a day of "monsoon rain" riding. I have strapped all kinds of things on top of the bags and can still access the inside at any time with the side hinged doors. No regrets at all and I find they look quite good on the large GS bikes. Even when I think they are full, I always seem able to find more space soemwhere in them.